Basecamp Personal

The Personal plan is no longer available as of September 13, 2022. 

Try the new Basecamp plan:

  • Unlimited projects
  • Free for 12 months for the first 3 employees (until December 31, 2022)
  • $11/month for each additional employee
  • Unlimited clients/contractors/outsiders

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Basecamp Personal is the only version of Basecamp 3 you can sign up for right now that's free forever. It is limited to 3 projects, 20 users, and 1GB of storage space:

Screenshot of the page illustrating the limitations of the Basecamp Personal plan

Basecamp Personal is more streamlined, so it looks a little different if you're used to the Business plan.

Screenshot of the Home screen with the Basecamp Personal account

Some of the major differences include:

  • No clients
  • No archiving projects
  • No project templates
  • No option to unfollow a project
  • No restoring trashed projects
  • No logo on the Home screen

You can delete a project, but unlike in Basecamp Business, it won't go to the trash — it'll be permanently deleted from the account. We remind you of this before you delete a project, too.

Screenshot of the warning when you delete a project on the Basecamp Personal account (it gets permanently deleted, not trashed)

You can, however, still export your data from a Basecamp Personal account!

Move from Basecamp Business to Basecamp Personal

These instructions are only for paid Basecamp accounts created before September 13, 2022.

Have a Basecamp Business account and want to move to Basecamp Personal? You'll need to export and then delete some of your data to fit on the Basecamp Personal limits (20 users, 3 projects, and 1GB of file storage):

  1. Export your data, if needed. This way you'll have copies of it before you start deleting.
  2. If you use HQ/Teams legacy options, you'll need to convert them into projects:
  3. Screenshot of the project page with an arrow pointing at the "Edit project details" option in the dropdown menu
  4. Screenshot of the "Edit project details" page with an arrow pointing at the "It's for a project" option
  5. Delete all but 3 active projects on your Home page.
  6. Delete all available templates and archived projects.
  7. Remove clients from projects.
  8. Remove all but 20 users.

Once you’ve done that, contact the support team and we'll get you moved over to the free Basecamp Personal plan. ✨


Upgrade from Basecamp Personal to Basecamp Business

These instructions are only for the $99/month unlimited projects/unlimited users plan. It is not possible to upgrade from the Basecamp Personal to the per-user paid plan (available after September 13, 2022).

Have a legacy Basecamp Personal account and ready to upgrade to a larger Basecamp Business account? You can do that while you’re logged in!

  1. Go to your Home page.
  2. Click on Adminland.
  3. Scroll to the Upgrade to Business option and click Upgrade to a paid account
  4. Screenshot of the Adminland page with an arrow pointing at the "Upgrade to a paid account" button
  5. Choose between the Business monthly and the Business annual plan.

Please note that if you are upgrading from a frozen account, you’ll be charged immediately.❗️